FRANKFURT Feb 16 German group
Dreistern-Konserven GmbH & Co KG said one of its beef goulash
products contained traces of horsemeat and it would immediately
withdraw the items produced at its Neuruppin, Brandenburg, site
from the market.
The company said on Friday horse DNA was detected in cans
containing its "Rindergulasch 540g Omnimax" with a Nov. 5, 2015
minimum durability date. Affected products had already been
withdrawn from stores it supplies as a precautionary measure.
"The detected traces of horse DNA may be caused by sharing
slaughterhouses or transport containers as part of meat
processing," the company said in a statement.
Separately, Liechtenstein-based Hilcona said on Friday that
Germany's Vossko or Switzerland's Suttero had supplied meat for
Lidl's beef tortelloni "Combino Tortelloni Rindfleisch".
The product was withdrawn after Austrian health authorities
said they found horsemeat in one sample made by Hilcona.
(Reporting by Christoph Steitz; Editing by Angus MacSwan)